EIT Learning Outcomes

Educational programmes and modules with the EIT Label have a strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and on shaping a sustainable society based on ethics and human values.

The mission of EIT-labelled educational activities is to ensure that students achieve a set of EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs) that address these issues.

EIT-labelled programmes ensure that students can demonstrate:

Entrepreneurship skills and competencies (EIT OLO 1)

  • MasterThe capacity  to identify and act  upon  opportunities  and ideas to create social, cultural and financial value  for  others,  including  translating  innovations  into  feasible business solutions, with sustainability at their  core.
  • Doctoral: The  capacity  to  identify,  synthesize  and  act  upon  opportunities and ideas to create social, cultural and  financial  value  for  others,  including  translating  innovations  into  feasible  business  solutions,  with  sustainability at their core, and to lead and support  others in this process

Innovation skills and competencies (EIT OLO 2)

  • Master: The  ability  to  formulate  knowledge,  ideas  and  technology  to  create  new  or  significantly  improved  products, services, processes, policies, new business  models or jobs, and to mobilise system innovation to  contribute  to  broader  societal  change,  while  evaluating  the  unintended  consequences  of  innovation and technology. 
  • Doctoral: The ability to translate innovations into feasible business solutions and to lead and support others in this process.

Creativity skills and competencies (EIT OLO 3)

  • Master: The  ability  to  think  beyond  boundaries  and  systematically explore and generate new ideas.
  • Doctoral: The ability  to extend boundaries and systematically  explore and generate new ideas and  to inspire and  support others in this process and contribute to the  further development of those ideas.

Intercultural skills and competencies (EIT OLO 4)

  • Master: The ability to engage and act internationally and to  function effectively across cultures, sectors and/or  organisations, to think and act appropriately and to  communicate and work with people from different  cultural and organisational backgrounds.
  • Doctoral: The ability to engage and act internationally and to  function effectively – in research and other activities  – across cultures, sectors and/or organisations, to  think and act appropriately and to communicate and  work with people from different cultural and  organisational backgrounds. 

 Making value judgments and sustainability competencies  (EIT OLO 5)

  • Master: The  ability  to  identify  short‐  and  long‐term  future  consequences  of  plans  and  decisions  from  an  integrated  scientific,  ethical  and  intergenerational  perspective and to merge this into a solution‐focused  approach,  moving  towards  a  sustainable  and  green  society.
  • Doctoral: The  ability  to  identify  short‐  and  long‐term  future  consequences  of  plans  and  decisions  from  an  integrated  scientific,  ethical  and  intergenerational  perspective and to merge this into their professional  activities,  moving  towards  a  sustainable  and  green  society. 

Leadership skills and competencies (EIT OLO 6)

  • Master: The ability of decision‐making and leadership based  on  a  holistic  understanding  of  the  contributions  of  Higher  Education  research  and  business  to  value  creation, in limited sized teams and contexts. 
  • Doctoral: The ability of decision‐making and leadership based on  a holistic understanding of the contributions of Higher  Education, research and business to value creation. 

These learning outcomes may be refined by the EIT and its Innovation Communities when deemed necessary, in compliance with current and future European standards for cooperation in higher education and research. The EIT OLOs complement the learning outcomes of the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area and should, as with these, be transformed into more specific outcomes at programme and module levels, and be connected to relevant forms of assessment, teaching and learning activities.